Koonalda Homestead camping area
The access track to this no-frills camping area near the homestead is off the Eyre Hwy, 100 km west of the Nullarbor Roadhouse and 90 km east of Border Village. The old homestead and outbuildings, built mainly from sleepers from the Indian Pacific railway, are unique and interesting. This homestead used to service traffic crossing the Nullarbor before the sealed Eyre Hwy was put in 15 km to the south in the 1970s. Nearby, to the north, is the entrance to Koonalda cave, a sinkhole with fruit trees growing at the bottom. The camping area is 15 km north of the highway; the homestead is available for rent.
Who to contact: Parks SA Ceduna (08) 8625 3144
This campsite is located in Nullarbor National Park
This tremendous span of coastal plain is a stronghold of Aboriginal culture and one of the world’s largest – and flattest – limestone landscapes. Though seemingly featureless, it boasts an extraordinary complex of caverns and sinkholes. But the most conspicuous feature is the 80 m high stretch of coastal cliffs that arc for 200 km around the Great Australian Bight. This is a place of grand spectacle, with caves to explore and chance sightings of southern right whales from May to Oct.
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